- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was attacked by an intruder at their San Francisco dwelling Friday.
- Police said Paul Pelosi was a method or the different prepared to make a 911 title all through the incident.
- The 911 dispatcher knew one factor was flawed based mostly totally on what she might overhear and alerted police.
The San Francisco Police Department confirmed all through a press conference on Friday night time that Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was a method or the different prepared to title 911 sooner than being attacked with a hammer, allowing dispatch to reply.
Police Chief William Scott said when officers arrived Paul Pelosi and the attacker had been standing in the entryway to the dwelling, each holding onto the hammer.
Confirmation that Paul Pelosi made a 911 title received right here after media research said he had secretly called 911 in order that the intruder would not know and spoke in a signifies that may alert the dispatcher to what was taking place with out giving himself away.
Sources suggested the Los Angeles Times Paul Pelosi suggested the intruder he wished to use the toilet and called 911 after stepping away, leaving the line open. The Times reported dispatcher Heather Grimes overheard Paul Pelosi and the intruder talking and alerted police to the state of affairs.
A provide with information of the state of affairs gave an equivalent account to CNN. John Miller, the outlet’s chief laws enforcement and intelligence analyst, said Paul Pelosi secretly called 911 a method or the different and left the line open. He said when dispatcher Grimes answered no person responded to her, nevertheless she might hear a background dialog and sensed one factor was off. She turned the amount up to concentrate in.
“Paul Pelosi is basically trying to tell her in code what’s going on: ‘Why are you here? What are you going to do to me?’ I mean you can imagine how he’s trying to not let the attacker know 911 is listening,” Miller said.
Based on what she heard, Grimes called for a high-priority wellness take a look at at the dwelling, he said. When officers arrived, they seen the males struggling over the hammer sooner than the intruder struck Pelosi with the hammer, in accordance to Miller, who added this all occurred on physique digicam footage.
While police didn’t affirm specifics of the 911 title as reported by CNN and the LA Times, the chief did reward Grimes by establish for her actions all through the press conference on Friday night time.
“I want to reemphasize and thank our dispatcher Heather Grimes for her intuition, for quick thinking. She had to interpret what she was being told and based on her experience and her intuition, she basically figured out that there was something more to this incident than what she was being told,” Scott said. “Her actions, in my opinion, resulted in a higher priority dispatch and faster police response.”
The San Francisco Police Department and Capitol Police did not immediately reply to Insider’s request for added data.